N. GA Tech Receives Welding Certification

The Welding and Joining Technology program at North Georgia Technical College recently achieved the status of Accredited Training Education Facility from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). NCCER is a not-for-profit education foundation created to develop standardized construction and maintenance curricula and assessments with portable, industry-recognized credentials.  These credentials include transcripts, certificates and wallet cards that are […]

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Breaking News – Hart County Chief Magistrate Judge Tony Welborn Dead at 63

Hart County Chief Magistrate Judge Tony Welborn has died.  Judge Welborn passed away at Athens Regional Medical Center Monday, October 29, 2012, according to an obituary notice from Strickland Funeral Home – Hartwell Chapel.  He was 63.  Judge Welborn had been in office since late 2009.  He ran unsuccessfully against then Chief Magistrate Judge Selma Cheely in November, 2008.  Judge […]

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Franklin County Receives National Development Award

Local county and municipal leaders in Franklin County joined Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center officials t Monday afternoon to accept an award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). According to its Web site, the National Association of Development Organizations  provides advocacy, education, peer exchanges and research for the nation’s regional development organizations. The association and its members promote […]

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Testimony Begins Today in Fielding Murder Trial

Testimony is set to begin this morning in the murder trial of Caleb Brandon Fielding.   The 30-year old Iva, SC resident is accused in the beating death of 87-year old Jack Vaughn of Lavonia last year.  Fielding allegedly beat Vaughn and his wife during a home invasion on October 20, 2011, then fled in the couple’s car.  Vaughn died […]

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Last Week to Vote Early in Georgia

This is the last week for early voting in Georgia and so far, the turnout in Franklin County has been one for the history books. That’s according to Franklin County Elections Superintendent Tess Eubanks. “We’ve had a really good turnout so far,” Eubanks said Monday afternoon. “We’ve had 1,601 vote in our office and I’ve received 280 absentee ballots back […]

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